The Boot Trends You'll Wear Every Day Over the Christmas Break

Ahh, boot season. What a joy. After months of booking repeat appointments for pedicures, it comes as something of a relief to be able to hide our feet away for winter. (At least that's the case until it gets really cold and we find ourselves pining after 35-degree tube journeys.)

For the time being, winter is proving quite the novelty. We've assembled our new-season capsule wardrobes and have bookmarked the knitwear we're keen to accumulate between now and March. But there's one wintery item you can start adding to your daily outfit roster right now: boots.

For the dreary days this time of year can bring, it pays to have some suitably stylish boots on hand. Worn with dresses and skirts sans tights, a well-chosen pair will help extend the lifespan of your cold-weather apparel. So which boots should you be spending your money on? We're glad you asked.

From the printed boots guaranteed to elevate your off-duty wares to styles inspired by different eras, we've gathered all the boot trends 2019 has to offer in one place to save you ample scrolling time. Happy shopping!


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Reminiscent of the '90s grunge era, combat boots are set to be one of the biggest trends of A/W 19. Use them to add an edge to pretty floral dresses or to contrast ecru jeans.


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We've seen a slew of '70s trends make a comeback over the last few months, with platform boots serving as fashion's latest foray into the past. Look for tan or burgundy tones to achieve an authentic retro vibe. 


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Cowboy boots have proven popular for the last few seasons, but this year we're not so interested in suede iterations. Instead, we're migrating towards sleeker leather styles with minimal exposed stitching and panels. 


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Want to know how fashion girls make their outfits look instantly cooler? Just add white boots—it really is as simple as that. Be it ankle- or knee-high iterations, use them to offset bright midis or to breathe new life into your favourite denim. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Next up, read up on the other autumn/winter trends you should be adding to your wardrobe in 2019.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.